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Enthusia Professional Racing (PS2)

by Konami
Platform : PlayStation2
3.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Utterly realistic controls, including a non-linear throttle to give you total control over acceleration and deceleration
  • 'Virtual Gravity System' - an on-screen guide that allows you to determine where the car is feeling the most pressure
  • A mix of real and fictitious courses, with circuits included from all over the globe
  • A huge range of officially licensed cars from manufactures all around the world
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00029P9KK
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 6 May 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,740 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Designed to bring all of the white-knuckle energy and thrill of car racing to life, Enthusia Professional Racing features groundbreaking gameplay mechanics, enhanced physics and pixel-perfect graphics to deliver an unprecedented racing experience.

Enthusia Professional Racing steps away from the norm in the racing genre, opting to focus on the driving experience rather than the time spent "under the hood." Winning will require superior driving ability, establishing Enthusia Professional Racing as a true racer for driving enthusiasts who appreciate the details of car physics, performance and motion.

Set to be the most realistic racing game to date, Enthusia Professional Racing will include hundreds of cars from more than 40 real manufacturers each car driven and captured in real life by the development team. Photo-realistic graphics stand out as players race on dozens of real and fictional tracks around the world.


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Enthuisa Professional racing is a great game. However it never really got the respect it deserved because it lay in g.t 4`s shadow shame.
I brought this game at my local blockbuster, I had heard some bad things about but I took a chance and got it anyway.
And it paid off. The game in my option is great. Smooth graphics, Good A.I loads of cars 200! And loads of tracks including rally! Great sounds and the new Visual Gravity System (V.G.S) is good the best thing is if you don't like it you can switch it off! The physics are really realistic and very good to race with and the handling is good.
Overall the game is great fun and a real alterative to the over-hyped g.t 4 buy it love it!
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Unfortunately, Enthusia Professional Racing seems to have been severely overlooked on the PS2.

In terms of format, it's very similar to Gran Turismo 4. There are many cars in GT4 that are present in Enthusia but likewise, there are many cars in Enthusia which are missing from GT4 (I know, it's quite hard to believe!) In terms of quantity, Enthusia does not deliver the same amount of cars as GT4 but then, what racing game does?? However, I think you'd agree that 211 cars from about 50 manufacturers is plenty enough for most people :-)

In terms of courses, there are a good selection, although the majority of them are fantasy courses which have been created by the programmers at Konami (only Nurburgring and Tsukuba are real-life courses) However, do not let this put you off: they are well designed and challenging.

Graphically, it is almost on par with GT4. Cars look sleek, photo-realistic, very true to life. The physics of the cars is also extremely realistic, possibly to an even greater extent than GT4.

There are four racing modes: Enthusia Life (career mode), Driving Revolution (this is similar to GT's License challenges), Time Trial and Free Racing. Unlike in GT4, you can not buy cars, you can only win them via random chance after completing a race. Sometimes, you may not win anything but during career mode you acquire points which up your skill level, etc.

By competing in career mode, completing the Driving Revolution challenges and racing in Free Racing mode, you gradually acquire more and more cars which you can use in Free Racing and Time Trial modes. I personally love trying out the cars on the 0-1000m dash, which is also possible in GT4.

Some people have mentioned that if you tap a wall, another car, etc you lose points.
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I think this game has absolutely brilliant physics, in terms of "feeling the car", it makes alot better job than GT4 does.(when playing gt4, i always feel that most cars feel the same, albeit some quicker, some dont grip as well, and vice-versa) In this game, you really know when your in a powerful RWD, or feeling the huge weight transfer of some boat like a range rover when you go round an S bend.
Drifting around on this game is actually 'manageable' as opposed to incredibly difficult on other games.

The major annoyance with this game is that you can tap anyone (or anyone tap you for that matter) during a race, and all the cars you should in theory have won, are lost. From one tap! So you must start the race again.
(granted it stops you ramming your opponent like you can on gt4 with no punishment but its very frustrating sometimes!)

Anyways, buy it just for the great handling.Gets some used to, but persevere, and its worth it.
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Ok, i bought this purely for the Nurburgring, and while the graphics are really great( for a PS2),and the driving tuition is very thorough, the developers for some unknown reason decided to set the Nurburgring at dawn/dusk, so visibility of the corners in some of the wooded sections is quite hard.
The driving characteristics are a bit ropey on the RWD cars too. Yes it's possible to do a proper doughnut, unlike GT4, but at speed, it's so easy to get into an un-recoverable tank-slapper. I've got a TVR, so i know what RWD is like to drive, and if my car handled like that on a track i'd think i had 2 soft back tyres!
Could've been great, but just missed the mark
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Could it be true? The graphics and physics match those in the Grant Turismo series. Whoever made this has a serious insight into the real cars. Unlike Gran Turismo they seem to have driven the actual cars, not just played with models and toys. They've hit upon a lot of real and relevant European cars. Not just thousands of Japanese cars with a pandering to the American market.

PS3 experience on a PS2.
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The game is very similar to GT4 in both style and gameplay, although not quite as slick as GT4, which is why it may have been overlooked somewhat. The game boasts decent graphics, intuitive gameplay and lots of great cars and tracks. If you own GT4 and fancy something in the same genre, this is the perfect game for you. My 10 year old loves it. This is a bargain!
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